Take the Tour: a Greek Revival Home Built in 1840

A few months ago I had the privilege of touring a number of beautiful historic homes in Rome, Georgia. The tour was part of the spring ramble with The Georgia Trust. One of the homes we toured was this Greek Revival style home. It sits on 8 acres and was used as a hospital during the War Between the States. I bet this house has some great ghost stories attached to it.

The next three photos are pics I took while on the tour…

The view looking down the walkway from the front porch. I love the old English boxwoods that line the walk.

This house truly has a presence, doesn’t it?

As it turns out, this home is actually available to purchase. A few nights ago I found additional pics online at Hardy Realty .

I’m sharing them here with you…your own personal historic home tour. At the end of this post, you’ll find links to several sites where you may view historic homes available for purchase to your hearts content. I frequent these sites often since I have a serious love for the old homes.

The Entry…note the pretty damask wallpaper.

The parlor…

Kitchen…I love that it has a fireplace.

Beautiful dining room…

This room looks so cozy. I’m guessing this would be called the den or t.v. room.

The home has three bedrooms…here are two:

This house has 3 full baths and 1 half bath…

My favorite room in the house…the sunroom…

6 car garage…

A cabin on the property makes an excellent guest cottage.

You’ll find a previous post about this historic home tour in Rome, Georgia, Historic Home Tour in Rome Georgia.

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Comments

  1. Jeannine says

    This is a great old home. Reminds me a bit of the grounds of a home we toured in VA 9 years ago. Thanks for the links.

  2. Graceful Moments says

    I love old houses too, especially when they are furnished. I've seen this house and it is a beauty. I had no idea it had a cabin and a 6 car garage. Thanks for the links to the other old homes sites. I know what I'll be doing every chance I get.
    Vicki

  3. Tales From My Empty Nest says

    What a beautiful home and I love the guest cabin. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Wouldn't you love to buy that house? Love & blessings from NC!

  4. Entertaining Women says

    Thanks for the tour. I've always loved old houses…to imagine how the families, who built them, lived. There seems to always be a wonderful narrative to go with each home. This is a true treat! Cherry Kay

  5. Terry @ La Bella Vie says

    Wow, lovely home, wish I could have seen the dresses the ladies of the house wore!
    Thanks for the tour,
    Terry

  6. Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome says

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful house. I really enjoy your old home tours.
    Traci

  7. i live in rome and never seen this house. must try to locate it and view. love the cute kitchen. i, also love old houses.

  8. I lived in Atlanta before moving to Seattle. What a lovely lovely home. I am hosting a CSN Giveaway on my blog. I would love for you to sop by and if you can please spread the word. Thanks a ton Anu!

  9. What a beautiful home! Just my style! Thanks for sharing it with us!
    Debbie

  10. Jane (Frugal Fine Living) says

    Great home tour! I love older homes and especially like all the fireplaces in the home.

    Jane

  11. Through My Red Door says

    I love old homes too, they have the most character. I always try to imagine who lived there when the house was young and also try to imagine me living in it. So wish I could.

    Thank you for these posts.
    Sheila

  12. Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) says

    OOh–wouldn't you love to go to the tag sale when this house sells? I probably need something from the corner cupboard in the parlor or the china closet in the dining room, and I think the little footstool in the parlor would work just fine for me. Those dining chairs are interesting too, and anything from the sunporch could find a new home here! Think of the dish storage you could have in that garage! I wonder if the hood over the fireplace opening in the kitchen is brass? It could also be copper, I guess. I think that is a very effective way to help fireplaces with draw issues. Oh, I love old house tours. Can you tell? Maybe you could do a Saturday party of them Susan! You know, in your spare time:)!
    And, speaking of the Unpleasantness, do you ever look at town monuments to the War? they are very different in flavor than WWI and WWII–a certain sadness which is very moving! Thanks for the tour! Linda

  13. I love old houses too. That one has a lot of garages for only three bedrooms!

  14. Susan,
    Thanks for sharing with us. I love old house and all the character. I love the kitchen. Very homey.

  15. Cranberry Morning says

    When can I move in?? This is definitely my house. I think I would have a hard time living with all the window coverings, however, and some of that wallpaper. But the structure and design of that home is just gorgeous!! Heck, I could move into that cabin! Just the cabin we need at the edge of our woods.

    Thanks for the fun post.

  16. I love it!Love it!

    Thanks for posting all those links and pictures.

    Maria

  17. Anonymous says

    What an inviting home. Thank you for sharing. Even the little cabin has great charm.

  18. Barbara Anne says

    What a lovely house with graciously sized rooms! Isn't the furniture beautiful?!

    Here's my plug for folks not to paint antique furniture that was made of fine woods and has the rich and lovely patina of age. There are plenty of old furniture pieces not made of fine woods that could be painted.

    Cheers!

  19. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says

    Susan, such a gorgeous old home. I love the columns. Viewing the rooms inside is such a treat. I am amazed at so many bathrooms. What a thrill that would be. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

  20. I was sold at the entry but to get a six car garage and a cabin??? Sigh.

  21. Such charisma! Thank you for sharing it Susan. -Brenda-

    P.S: By Canadian standards of real estate pricing, this home and/or its property alone is 'a steal'. 🙂

  22. LisasCreativeHome says

    Thanks for the tour! It hs wonderful character and I would have a ball decorating it. My dream is to one day live in an older home that just oozes coziness and charm, a view of the country and space for a horse and a few chickens!

  23. Patti's Peach Basket says

    Thanks for sharing. I live only about 40 minutes from Rome. I was wondering where you are from because in the south we refer to it as "The Civil War" and not "The War between the States".

  24. Nancy's Notes says

    Thanks for the wonderful tour, I am in awe of old homes and your photographs captured it so well!

    ( your party on Thursday really inspired me, I worked on our 25th anniversary dinner setting, thank you!

    Have a great day!

    Nancy

  25. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Hi Patti,
    I was born in Georgia…lived here all my life except for 3 years in Alabama when my husband was in the service. I found online where there's a list of about 25 names for that war. I think it was so abhorrent, noone knows what to call it. The northerners called it one thing and the southerners called it another. I've never liked "The Civil War"…not sure why. I just feel like War Between the States is more neutral sounding…more factual. My favorite name for it is one I heard while on a home tour in Savannah. They said the women used to refer to it as, "The Late Unpleasantness." How's that for a euphemism? That appeals to my ironic/sarcastic side. That would have been something my MIL would have called the war because she grew up in an era where certain things were "just not discussed." 🙂

  26. Oh, so gorgeous!!! I love all the window treatments and the furniture, especially the blue bedroom! Thanks for sharing these. I always delight in seeing old homes.

  27. Hartwood Roses says

    What a lovely house!! Old homes have such character.

    Connie

  28. Donna (Timeless Settings) says

    Thank you for the beautiful home tour and all the wonderful tablescape parties! You cracked me up with the "late unpleasantness" ( I'm from Georgia too!) 🙂

    Donna

  29. I would so much love to live in that home. It is so beautiful!

  30. Susan ~ Thank you so much for the house tour. It just screams "old south". Loved every picture – wish I could have been on the tour too.

    caren

  31. Down Home DIY says

    Great post. Loved all the homes. But, I just want to get rid of that plastic green chair and put something with a little more substance in its place that screams…come sit and stay for a spell!

  32. Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation says

    WOW! What a great house tour. And wouldn't that house be great for the Sandwich Generation, complete with a granny cottage and plenty of storage space in the 6 car garage for everything from our own storage to our senior parents down to our grandkids! Thanks for a fun visit. 🙂

  33. Patricia Torres says

    That is such an awesome old home!!! It truly has some character.. I simply loved all the wall papers used… Its soooooooooooooo gorgeous!

  34. Elizabeth says

    I love old houses also. Thanks for sharing!

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